East Ukraine rebels have observed a major buildup of Ukrainian heavy weapons and ammunition in the zone of conflict.
If true this obviously violates the terms of the ceasefire and possibly portends another Kiev offensive against the East.
Build up at the border of the breakaway republics continues with significant military movements and exercises. While the ceasefire is violated almost daily, there have been no major clashes since the end of Kiev's winter offensive at the beginning of the year.
However, this is a significant development as apart from major field depots full of munitions there has also been a movement of heavy weapons, Uragan and Grad multiple rocket launch systems.
Russian news agency TASS reports:
MOSCOW, May 14. /TASS/. Ukrainian troops have set up field depots holding up to 2,000 tons of munitions along the line of engagement with the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Eduard Basurin, a spokesman for the DPR defense ministry, said on Thursday.
"The Ukrainian side continues to scale up heavy weapons and munitions in the zone of the so-called anti-terrorist operation [Kiev’s military operation in eastern Ukraine - TASS]. Thus, DPR reconnaissance has reported movement of Uragan and Grad multiple rocket launch systems, infantry combat vehicles, self-propelled artillery units towards the engagement line," Basurin told the Rossiya-24 television channel.
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